[DAST074_LP] Blacky B. - Dub Knob (Album)
Title....: Dub Knob
Label....: DAST Net Recordings
Medium....: 11 x File / LP
Playtime....: 50min 53sec
Quality....: (1411 kBit/s)
Release.date....: 17 Feb 2013
01. Mystical Synthesis
04. Underwater Sea Dweller
06. RDM(Rural Dub Mantra)
08. Tits Trompeten und Techno
10. Sugar Break Fairy
11. Lorenza Non Vuole Dormire
All tracks were written by Blacky B. except:
t.1, 6 written by ΞΥΝΑΨΙΣ [Blacky B. & KrAtOS]
t. 7 written by OkiDNA [Blacky B. & DannyBoy]
mastered and mixed by Blacky B. between August and December 2012 at r:enella rec. study in Naples - Italy
Dub Knob closes a long production period of different styles. During the making of, i worked with other on-line artists, tracks like Slurp08 as well as Porta4Tuna, born as a loop for scratch-battles. The electronic music characterizes the album which obviously has been affected by Blacky B's music influences like Almamegretta, Orbital, Underworld, Massive Attack adn Alva Noto.
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Blacky B. (real name Mariano Berardini) was born in Naples on July 27, 1974, from an early age his life is punctuated by music. He spent his childhood, playing subbuteo and playing music on the turntable, those who went into the house. A 13 years bursts passion for sounds arriving from London (acid house) and New York (rap), give him turntables and mixer so begins to become familiar with the console, later, his attention is focused on Chicago and Detroit . Rap, house and techno, will remain in the years its landmarks. In the spring of '92 leaves pins and sliders, to further his passion for music, began to listen to everything and begins to attend one of the social centers of its cities (Naples): OFFICINA99, remaining "fologorato" by 99Posse and Almamegretta.
In those years he met some people who at the time formed the underground rap scene Neapolitan Domasan, 'Nto, Lucariello. The uncontrollable desire to try and understand the music led him to discover a record store in his district, he meets Diego (Kratos) and Paul, with them in the summer of '96 creates a musical project: Sinapsis, a sound hybrid, industrial, electro, dub, the project does not take off it remains only a tape collecting dust. Friendship with Lucariello him to be part of VentoDiVino, a project created by the same Lucariello, the line-up consists of two mc and Blacky B. dishes hiphop course, even as was in fashion at the time called themselves: triphop. With VentoDiVino plays in two evenings in a mini festival dedicated to emerging bands, organized by OFFICINA99 among the participating bands there are also 24Grana. Then he met Maurice and together they create a hip hop duo: "Funghi Ladri" money is short and you play with keyboard borrowed by friends, with Maurizio produces various beats, the experience does not last long. So a few years later they met again with Kratos and after many sleepless nights, spent between the monitor of a pentium, drum machines and risked a complaint for disturbing the peace at night, born MassInternalStandHarD, productions of minimal 4/4, he began working with the first software, together produce a demo (rare): Nacth Hart Nacth Napule, a sort of electro-techno. In those years, gaining increasing ground internet, and MassInternalStandHardD will be one of the first projects electro-Neapolitan to appear on Vitaminic. Together they create a sound very varied and Kratos also turns out to be in line with the electro sound of those years. One of the main influences: Orbital, Underworld, Leftfield, Scorn, these 4 rimanarranno over the years (still today) for their two points above the reference frame of any fashion.
Over the years, for the second time their part ways, Blacky B. began to produce music independently. In those years, the work brings Kratos in Greece and Blacky B. in Rome and then in Bari They work far and each to their own ideas and is at this time that after several attempts with various projects never took off, Blacky B. begins to have a clear idea of working on an album, without imposing no limit of genre: dub, techno, house, hiphop, there must be all in what he does. Between 2007 and 2009 the network on the forum Dj Gruff, knows other producers most of hiphop and takes part in a project on-line: LooperatorItaliani, produce loop on which to freestyle scratch. While continuing to produce loop on his own until he found himself with 16 loops so it creates the looper (flash animation with clickable buttons associated with music loops): Slurp. The initial idea was to evolve individually each of the 16 loops of the primarily electronic, but 16 of these actually work on only one: the loop n ° 8 of the looper and that's how it was born: Slurp 08. In the summer of 2012 continually influenced by what they hear Blacky B. resumes contact with Kratos decided to revive the project Synapsis, producing two tracks: "Mystical Synthesis" and RDM (Rural Mantra Dub). In September 2012 Blacky B. along with Danny Boy give life to a new project: OKiDNA at the time with only the production of Geish-a. The summer was very productive, so Blacky B. finally chooses to complete the project started years before an album.
December 2012 is all ready for the album, a tribute their deceased friend D.RaD, the dubmaster Almamegretta, the album is titled "Dub Knob", January 6, 2013 released the album on Bandcamp (blackyb.bandcamp.com ). Having then closed period of employment with the publication of Dub Knob, Blacky B. will focus on the production of new tracks, obviously the DUB or at least his style is always present.
thanks to: Mum & Dad, Ciccio08 & Gaiarda, Kratos, Danny Boy, Almamegretta & Raiz, KConjog, Sodo Studio, f:onoteca shop, f: onoteca scarlatti old school music: Zio Dario, Salvatore, Nadia, Enzo DuBbio. reggae, techno & dub.
dedicated to Stefano Facchielli D.RaD (rip): thanks Ste'
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